[TimorLesteStudies] ANU Asia Pacific Week and East Timor Graduate Summer School 2009

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 29 10:38:40 EST 2008

Asia Pacific Week 2009 and East Timor Graduate Summer School


Asia Pacific Week

Asia-Pacific Week is a conference and summer school that brings together
hundreds of PhD candidates from Australia and overseas to workshop projects,
benefit from master classes and form networks committed to understanding the
world's most dynamic region.

Since its inception in 2004, Asia-Pacific Week has become a signature event
for postgraduates in Australia and for scholars of the region. In 2008, 200
doctoral candidates took part, along with three dozen senior scholars.

Asia Pacific Week is a container for a number of "Graduate Summer Schools"
focusing on different areas of the Asia-Pacific region (the Pacific Islands,
China, Japan, Indonesia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia and East

During a week of activities, graduate students have a chance to present
their research interests, meet other students and academics, participate in
a wide range of training activities, be introduced to the rich holdings on
Asia and the Pacific at the ANU Library and the National Library of
Australia and participate in a stimulating program of events including
cross-area workshops, keynote speeches, seminars and master classes, film
screenings, cultural performances and social events.

More information at http://rspas.anu.edu.au/asiapacificweek/index.php

East Timor Graduate Summer School

The East Timor Studies Graduate Summer School and conference is a week of
workshops and research activities designed to bring together young scholars
who are working on East Timor. The Summer School is held at the campus of
The Australian National University in Canberra, and is open to participants
from within and outside Australia. The program is still provisional at this
stage. If you wish to take part you should let the program convenor know as
soon as possible. 

The program will showcase the work of young East Timor scholars in a formal
setting and will include seminars, roundtable discussions, guest lectures as
well as library visits and cultural events. The program also aims to provide
students with an opportunity to use the rich resources held at the ANU
library and the National Library of Australia. The East Timor Studies
Graduate Summer School is open to postgraduate students currently enrolled
in any tertiary institution inside or outside Australia who have not already
attended a previous Asia Pacific Week. Recently completed post-doctoral
students and Honours students may also be considered. 

Several provisional themes for guest lectures have been proposed, and
participants will be expected to make presentations on their own research
interests. Provisional discussion topics for guest lectures are: 

*	agricultural development 
*	justice / legal system 
*	language 
*	oil and gas reserves 
*	education 
*	economy 
*	cultural heritage 

Roundtable discussions on the following topics may be held:

*	Future directions for East Timor research 
*	Challenges for fieldwork in East Timor 

ANU Asia Pacific Week 

The Summer School will take place as part of the University's Asia Pacific
Week. This is designed to provide a forum for building networks among
postgraduate scholars through exchange of knowledge and experiences around
the study of the Asia Pacific region. The 2008 East Timor Summer School is
to be held in conjunction with summer schools in China Studies, Indonesian
Studies, Japan Studies, and South Asia Studies. The Asia-Pacific week will
feature special events such as keynote speeches, films, performances and
exhibitions. Participants in the East Timor sessions will interact with
participants from other summer schools in combined social functions and
there will also be an opportunity for discipline-based groups from across
the range of Asian Studies to meet. 


The cost of accommodation (single room plus three meals per day) is provided
for participants. Participants in Asia-Pacific Week 2009 will be
accommodated at John XXIII on the ANU campus. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to seek funding for travel expenses
from their own institutions. There may be some contribution towards domestic
travel costs for participants presenting their research.

Applicants are required to complete the online
application form. 

Applications close on 3 October 2008. Applicants will be advised about the
success of their applications in early November. 

Contact details

For further information contact the East Timor program convenor:

Dr Andrew McWilliam
Department of Anthropology
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA 
Email: andrew.mcwilliam at anu.edu.au 

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University
Canberra   ACT   0200

T: 02 6125 3194
F: 02 6125 1507
M: 0407 087 086
E: Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au


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